Nursing and healthcare is witnessing a radical change in recent years with care that must be framed in terms of safety, evidence-based practice and consumer/patient involvement and engagement. Efforts have been mandated to provide a safer environment and various safety initiatives can be seen in all aspects of the healthcare arena. This assignment is focused on how to manage a sentinel event, taking into consideration your professional responsibilities, leadership style, teaching-learning strategies for your staff and continuous quality improvement initiatives.
A sentinel event has just been identified at your hospital and you have been selected as the team conducting a root cause analysis for the event. Choose a sentinel event from the list below:
For more detailed information and a complete list of possible sentinel events, download the 2017 Sentinel Event document
Your group will conduct a literature review on current professional/scholarly research about or related to your group's chosen sentinel event.
Remember! Professional/scholarly research is a specific type of resource. Read more about identifying scholarly resources here